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What does it mean to be College and Career Ready? 

The California Department of Education (CDE), developed a state reporting system called the College/Career Indicator (CCI) to help measure student readiness for college or a career. 

The following measures have been approved by the State Board of Education for inclusion into the indicator:

  • Advanced Placement Exams
  • a–g Completion
  • Career Technical Education Pathway Completion
  • College Credit Course (formerly called Dual Enrollment)
  • International Baccalaureate Exams
  • Leadership/Military Science
  • Pre-Apprenticeships
  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics (Grade 11)
  • State and Federal Job Programs
  • State Seal of Biliteracy
  • Transition Classroom and Work-Based Learning Experiences

This indicator is reported on the Dashboard for any local educational agency (LEA) and high school that enrolls students in grade twelve.

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(CDE, April 2024,